My New Book – Gender Identity Journal

I always thought I would write a book.  I have been writing since I was 13 years old and performing spoken word since I was 21. But, it turns out my first book is even more exciting than that! My first book, the Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self Discovery comes out this Tuesday, December 21st,...[ read more ]

(HRT) Hormone Letters and Informed Consent for the Transgender Community

By: Katie Leikam, MBA, LCSW, LISW-CP, BC-TMH Can I use Informed Consent for Hormones? The first thing to know about getting an HRT letter is that informed consent is possible and there are doctors’ offices that practice informed consent. Informed consent is when you give your consent to begin hormones after learning what happens to your body and the risks...[ read more ]

Reconciling Faith and Your Gender Identity: Living Authentically

The topic of faith and acceptance from God is something I know many people in the transgender and LGBTQ community struggle with.  I have struggled with my own journey of belief.  If you were raised as a strict, or devout in yours or your parents’ beliefs, questions of love and acceptance may arise.  You may be afraid of being unwanted...[ read more ]

Is It Time To Start Your Gender Transition?

Is 2018 the year you start your transition?  Is it the year you come out to your friends and family or at work? Have you made a resolution to yourself this year that you intend to keep?  I don’t tend to make resolution’s every year, but I do think it’s an exciting time of year to initiate changes in your...[ read more ]

Conquering Fear for my Transgender Loved One

  It can be scary So much has happened in the last week and since I wrote my last blog with hate in this nation. I am often asked by family members of the transgender community in Atlanta, GA, what do I do when I am in fear?  Many people right now are accepting of their loved one’s journey through...[ read more ]

The Transgender Community and Substance Use: Positive Coping Skills

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Escape Drugs and alcohol are the greatest escape they say. When you don't accept yourself or your body or gender, sometimes drinking or getting high is the quickest way to cope with those feelings. But, is it healthy and is it a valid way to relieve pain? Drinking and drugs are never the healthiest way to deal with pain. Honestly,...[ read more ]

I am transgender and grieving…

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Is this really grief I feel? The stigma surrounding gender transitioning is so great that I as a cis gendered female can only begin to imagine. When your spouse or partner decide that they can not walk by your side throughout your transition, it can feel devastating, and it can feel like the one person that you wanted or expected...[ read more ]

How in the world do I find a good therapist?

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  I'm a little anxious, what next? I was recently asked how do you even find a therapist? Going to therapy is a new and can cause anxiety.  The options themselves can make it difficult to find a good fit. If you need  a sliding scale or insurance based practice you could also feel overwhelmed. I want to help you...[ read more ]



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